Wednesday 5th June is quarterfinals day at the Roland Garros stadium where the world’s tennis stars are converged to claim the clay title.
Court Philippe Chatrier hosts the reigning champions this afternoon when Jelena Jankovic faces Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal plays Stanislas Wawrinka for places in the semi-finals.
At the Court Suzanne Lenglen Maria Kirilenko will play Victoria Azarenka and Novak Djokovic will play Tommy Haas.
The men’s singles competition at the French Open 2013 took a twist when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Federer 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. It is nine years since Federer last failed to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam event.
Tsonga will now face the Spaniard, David Ferrer, in the first of the men’s singles semi-finals. The first of the women’s singles semi-finals has also been decided – Serena Williams will face Sara Errani of Italy.
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Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
Nadal has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the second-most in history for a male player, as well as 35 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 21 ATP Tour 500 titles and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles and the 2016 Olympic gold medal in doubles. In addition, Nadal has held the world No. 1 ranking for a total of 209 weeks, including being the year-end No. 1 five times.
In majors, Nadal has won a record twelve French Open titles, four US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles and one Australian Open title, and won at least one Grand Slam every year for a record ten consecutive years (2005–2014). Nadal has won 85 career titles overall, including the most outdoor titles in the Open Era (83) and a record 59 titles on clay. With 81 consecutive wins on clay, Nadal holds the record for the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era.
Nadal has been involved in five Davis Cup titles with Spain, and currently has a 29-win streak and 29–1 record in singles matches at the event. In 2010, at the age of 24, he became the seventh male player and the youngest of five in the Open Era to achieve the singles Career Grand Slam. Nadal is the second male player after Andre Agassi to complete the singles Career Golden Slam, as well as the second male player after Mats Wilander to have won at least two Grand Slams on all three surfaces (grass, hard court and clay).
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